Delicious. Locally sourced.

A seasonal menu, lovingly prepared, in great surroundings

Delicious. Locally sourced.

A seasonal menu, lovingly prepared, in great surroundings

Delicious. Locally sourced.

A seasonal menu, lovingly prepared, in great surroundings

Delicious. Locally sourced.

A seasonal menu, lovingly prepared, in great surroundings

Delicious. Locally sourced.

A seasonal menu, lovingly prepared, in great surroundings

The White Hart Pub sits at the centre of the stunning 1,200 acre Dartington estate, nestled alongside the medieval Great Hall under the bowers of ancient trees. Choose a table in the grand feasting hall under a dramatic 60 foot beamed ceiling, in the cosy snug area or out on the gorgeous Great Lawn terrace. In the summer it’s the perfect spot to sit outside with a pint and let the kids run around the lawn.

We offer locally-sourced lunches and dinners full of flavour, freshly prepared by our dedicated team of chefs. We are the holder of a Sustainable Restaurant Association star, and have a menu to delight all tastebuds.

Sunday Roasts


With a focus on local produce, and a menu that changes with the seasons.

Festive Lunches & Party Nights

Join us for a mouthwatering Festive Lunch or one of our epic Christmas Party Nights, hosted in our cosy private dining rooms and White Hart restaurant.


Mon-Sun: Food service 12pm-9pm. Bar 12pm – late

Getting here: See ‘before your visit‘ for maps and directions. The what3words code for the White Hart is inhaled.airliners.tangling

Children's menu

– Choice of mains from £5.95 including lasagne, fish and chips and others
– Choose from desserts such as chocolate brownie, banana split, ice cream

Steeped in medieval royal history…

The main Feasting Hall at The White Hart is one of the oldest buildings on the Dartington Estate. Originally a kitchen in the Grade I Listed courtyard of Dartington Hall, it was built between 1388-1400 by John Holand, half-brother of King Richard II. You can still see a rare and original example of the King’s “white hart” crest in the ceiling of the adjoining Great Hall entrance.

The pub’s Feasting Hall still has many interesting features evocative of a former time – the huge wooden oven ‘hood’ and ‘spit boy’ recesses in each side where those turning the huge spits of meat could shelter from the fire’s heat. Notice also the quirky ‘stairs to nowhere’ running along the back wall – to this day, no one knows where they lead!

Our chef

Meet Adam, the man serving up classic dishes with a twist that sing to Dartington’s core values as well as your tastebuds!

Contrasting spaces for all occasions..

Depending on your occasion, we have two rather different spaces at The White Hart – the spacious, lofted ceilings and historic surrounds of the Feasting Hall & Bar, and The Snug – a somewhat cosier and more intimate space. Let us know when booking a table if you have a preference and we’ll do our best to accommodate you.


We want our food to be good – for the farmers, for the producers, for the animals, for the land, and for your palate. That’s why we aim to only buy organic or best practice, local, sustainable and fair trade products. Below is some of our current suppliers (the number of miles from us is listed in brackets after each name).

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We source almost all our produce from Dartington’s Walled Garden (0.3), Schumacher College Garden (0.5), Riverford (4.2), and Cuddyford Meadow (7). We also use the local merchants Challices (3), who source locally and organically when possible. We occasionally use West Country Produce (10.9). And sometimes our neighbour Mary Bartlett pops by with gooseberries or currants from her garden (0.1).

Meat & fish

We buy meat from various small producers, including the Dartington Deer Park (1), Pig Out (6.3), Sladesdown Farm (6) and Cuddyford Meadow (7). We also buy bacon and chicken from Staverton Butchery, aka Ben’s Farm Shop (2.6). McCabe’s Butchers (3) in Totnes supplies our skirt steak and gammon joints. We buy our fish from Sole of Discretion (23), who support small-boat fishers using rods, lines, or static nets, or from Kingsfisher Brixham, who also support small day boats fishers.

Eggs and Dairy

Our eggs come from the hens at Eggs on Legs in Torquay. Milk, yogurt cheese comes from Riverford Farm Dairy (2.5), and we buy Sharpham cheese, organic Somerset cheddar and other UK cheeses from Totnes-based Country Cheeses (3.1).

Baked Goods

We produce most of our bread and baked goods here, but we supplement this with stellar products from Lamaro Bakery (3.3) and Hylsten Bakery (6.6).

Pantry & Dry Goods

We buy most of our ambient pantry goods from Essential Trading (113), a cooperative in Bristol who specialise in ethical, fair trade and organic goods and practices. We also use Doran Packaging (8.9) for disposables and Caterfood (7.8) for our compostable take-away containers, organic oat milk, and sundries.
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